City Hall will be CLOSED  Friday, May 7, 2021.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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City Council Meeting

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

@ 6:00pm


 Some Council Members may be phoning in for the Council Meeting.





310 Chestnut Avenue

PO Box 336

Carlton, MN 55718




Monday - Friday

8:00 am to 4:00 pm




When washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run. Fill one basin with wash water and the other with rinse water.



Coffee Maker Cleaner 


Run one cup of distilled white vinegar through the water reservoir of a coffee maker to purge the machine of grime or bacteria.


May 2 – 8, 2021 AWWA Drinking Water Week


May 3 – 7, 2021 MNRWA Water Week



Many communities are fortunate to have reliable access to safe water when they turn on the tap. In large part this stems from the regular testing water utilities are required to undertake to ensure the regulatory standards for water quality are met. In fact, every water system must publish a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) detailing its water quality.


Whether it is engineers designing pipe infrastructure, pipe crews fixing a main break or lab workers ensuring the safety and quality of your tap water, water professionals are working hard around the clock to make that happens.  It takes a maze of infrastructure, including treatment plants, pipes, pumps, storage basins and treatment supplies, to ensure your water is there when you need it.


Water systems play a critical part in consumers’ health, hygiene and hydration. More than a million miles of buried pipes ensure that reliable water is transported from collection, through the treatment process to homes or businesses for cleaning, hydration and cooking, which are critical to health and safety.


Whether it’s to cool off after a workout or clean fruits and veggies for a snack, your drinking water is there when you need it. It takes a lot to deliver just about any high-quality product, and our drinking water is no exception. No matter the weather, there are hardworking water professionals braving the elements to maintain the infrastructure needed to ensure high-quality drinking water is available. During  Water Week recognize and celebrate the tireless work these professionals do to ensure we all can enjoy nature's most precious resource.


South Terrace fourth graders created these wonderful posters to help educate about ground water and drinking water. See how everyone can protect our drinking water.


Inflow and Infiltration Compliance Ordinance

Ord. 208 -Final Certificate of II Compli[...]
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Your drinking water comes from a groundwater source: two wells ranging from 48 to 50 feet deep, that draw water from the Quaternary Buried Artesian aquifer.


Carlton works hard to provide you with safe and reliable drinking water that meets federal and state water quality requirements. The purpose of this report is to provide you with information on your drinking water.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sets safe drinking water standards. These standards limit the amounts of specific contaminants allowed in drinking water. This ensures that tap water is safe to drink for most people. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates the amount of certain contaminants in bottled water. Bottled water must provide the same public health protection as public tap water.


Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.


Carlton Monitoring Results


This report contains our monitoring results from January 1 to December 31, 2020.

We work with the Minnesota Department of Health to test drinking water for more than 100 contaminants. It is not unusual to detect contaminants in small amounts. No water supply is ever completely free of contaminants. Drinking water standards protect Minnesotans from substances that may be harmful to their health.


Some of the substances tested for include lead, copper, barium, xylenes, trihalomethanes, haloacetic acids, chlorine, fluoride, sodium and sulfate. Carlton’s levels for both regulated and unregulated substances were all below the EPA’s goals for each item.


See full report below.

2020 Consumer Confidence Report
2020 CCR.pdf
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